Monday, October 14, 2013

Auditions for President’s Young Performers Concert 2014

From the official press release:

President’s Young Performers Concert 2013
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra calls for applications from outstanding young musicians for the SSO President's Young Performers Concert 2014. Auditions will be held for shortlisted Singaporean string, woodwind, brass, percussion and conducting musicians.

Successful candidates will perform as soloist in a concerto with the national orchestra in July/August 2014. The performance will be graced by the President of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is also the Patron of the SSO.

Applicants should be Singapore citizens. Instrumentalists should be no more than 25 years of age, and conductors, no more than 35 years of age, as of 1 July 2014. They are invited to send in, by 29 November 2013, their biography including their date of birth, musical background and contact information as well as a non-returnable DVD recording of their performance of one movement of a concerto to the following address:

c/o Singapore Symphony Orchestra Programming Department
4 Battery Road #20-01
Bank of China Building
Singapore 049908

Shortlisted applicants will be notified between December 2013 and January 2014 to perform a complete concerto in a live audition taking place between January and February 2014. Applicants should arrange for their own pianists to play the orchestral part during the live audition.

Past performers have included conductors Darrell Ang and Joshua Tan, violinists Chan Yoong-Han, Grace Lee, Yang Shuxiang and Gabriel Ng, as well as pianists Li Churen, Abigail Sin, Lim Yan, Jonathan Chua and Gavin Jared Bala.

We regret we are unable to entertain personal inquiries pertaining to the status of individual applications.

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